challenges, Quotes

Be Positive! by Alicia Coleman

Good Morning! I thought I’d revisit a post blogged earlier to my Tumblr account. Being positive is always appropriate and gains great results in our daily lives.

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi


challenges, writing

New Beginnings…again by Alicia Coleman

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” What a true statement!  No matter how well you plan something, you should always expect the unexpected. Things like handling stress from the day job, coping with relatives and friends who have transitioned to the next plain of existence and dealing with life in general. Be prepared…as much as possible for what’s waiting just around the corner.

Stressed Woman-ID-10046971 (2)(Photo by Ambro at

So here I am again starting over.  The plan is to stick to the course even if  obstacles show up in the path because the only thing of 2013 that has kept it’s course is my fitness plan.  I’ve lost a total of 30lbs.  Yay!!  Now if I could just keep my butt in the chair and write…

Woman at desk writing. ID-10098730 (2)(Photo by Adamr at

challenges, Fitness, writing

Tracking My Fitness Goals by Alicia Coleman

One of my New Year’s goals involves increasing my physical activity and eating healthier meals.  I’ve found a program to help me.  It’s called Lose It!   A friend mentioned it in a blog post a few weeks ago. It’s a program for tracking daily meals, physical activity and participation in challenges.  Competition with others or working together to achieve common goals is encouraged in the Lose It! community.   Some of the challenges include increasing water intake,  eating more vegetables, daily log-ins or challenges to stay within your caloric budget for a month.  bathroom scale

My personal challenges are increased water intake, daily log-ins and making an effort to stay within my caloric budget.  On Saturday, I went over my caloric budget.  My family and I ate at a  favorite restaurant. The next day, I adjusted my intake and increased activity.

Since I’ve starting the program, I’ve lost three pounds.

There are Apps for iPhone, Android phones, iPod Touch and iPad for people who want to track on the go. There is also a premium program that allows connection to other fitness Apps for a better tracking experience.

Writing is a sedentary job.  Keeping your butt in the chair is good for your writing career, but not so good for your body and your heart.

What programs or activities do you use to keep fit and healthy?